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Gluten free cheese scones.

I love scones, they are SO easy to make and as long as you stick to a few simple rules, like keeping your butter or fat cold and  not playing too much with the dough, I don’t think you can

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Warming winter slow cooked chilli

I love autumn, for many reasons, including the colours as the season changes, and the excuse to pull out warmer, fluffier clothes, and also because it means I can pull out my slow cooker which has been gathering a bit

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Matthew’s easy chocolate chip cookies – gluten & dairy free

I find chocolate chip cookie recipes a bit tricky, I don’t know why. Sometimes they don’t just quite for me, and because I’m fussy and like my cookies to be the perfect combination of soft and chewy but chocolately, it’s

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Meal Plan Monday

I am a planner, and I like to know what’s happening in our week. We have quite a busy and somewhat crazy week, with the children being at activities and both of us working, so meal planning helps me to

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Proper chips? Bring it on, Actifry…!

I don’t know about you, but when I was growing up, and we had chips, as part of a family meal, my nana or my mum used to roll out the rather scary looking deep fat fryer thing. If you

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What’s for dinner? Thank goodness for Dolmio…

I am normally fairly organised when it comes  to meal planning and getting my family fed, but sometimes I just have one of those days where I want dinner to be easy, quick and of course something that the whole

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Around the world in 8 Dishes

Why spend loads of money on expensive plane tickets when you can go traveling in your kitchen? If you treat your family to different world cuisines at dinner time, you can let your taste buds journey to the four corners

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Adding a dash of the USA to your diet…

Although many of the classic American dishes can be calorific and decadent – just imagine the menu of an American diner – the amazing taste of many of the country’s iconic dishes cannot be disputed. Taste is plentiful and the

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Let’s get pickled – cooking with Sarsons

When I say let’s get pickled, I don’t mean that in the way you think… What I am talking about is pickles, proper pickles. Tasty, slightly spicy & tangy, and moreish. I want to learn to make my own. There’s

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Putting the lad back in salads with Haywards…

So, when I told LSH that we were going on a gallivant up to London for the evening, recently, I think he thought he was being taken on a date night. What he didn’t know was that he was actually

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